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Design Classic – Cocoa Eyes

Back in the late noughties when I first started reading blogs, in particular interior blogs like Apartment Therapy, Decor8 and Design Sponge etc, the Keep Calm poster was everywhere. Fast forward to 2014 and the bloggers favourite words of wisdom in the form of a print has all but disappeared (overkill maybe?) These days blogland is currently…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you are all enjoying lots and lots of chocolate. I am, thats for sure!* Just to celebrate spring and Easter, here is a picture of some cheery yellow tulips in a West German vase that matches the pot I inherited from my grandparents house. Yup, I saw it cheap on ebay…

Parsnip and Banana Cake

My parents gave me a big bag full of parsnips recently that they had grown on their allotment. Thanks to their generosity and green fingered skills we have been eating well lately. I have made the obligatory parsnip soup, a sunday roast with lots of roast parsnips and yet more parsnip soup (I love homemade…

Good Reads Part 1

Lets talk books baby. Big, beautiful books with big, beautiful, bootilicious, drool-some pictures in them. I love non fiction books. Especially books about mid century modern design, interiors and architecture. The more pictures in them, the better if you ask me. These days I rarely buy magazines, I prefer to pay a bit extra for a…

Cray Cray Prices On Ebay

A cute Pyrex piece I was watching on Ebay sold for a hell of a lot of money recently. In fact, I have noticed that vintage Pyrex is reaching bonkers prices lately. Like over £50 for the rarer pieces! Crazy! But this one selling for £159??!!!?? Madness! And it didn’t even have a stand!It seems there are…